Welcome to the website of the 'Friends of the Rec' which was formed as a registered charity in 2003 to support sport, wellbeing and recreation in our community, primarily on the Histon & Impington Recreation Ground.

Sport – the Friends of the Rec are active in the promotion and development of sporting and exercise activities for residents of all ages, primarily on Histon & Impington Recreation Ground. We currently organise over 15 weekly activities including the Histon & Impington Community Athletics Club for children and young people, Histon & Impington Table Tennis (HITT) for ages 9 to 90, Walking Football and the Rec Active Start Club for 2-4 year olds.

Wellbeing - working closely with the Histon & Impington Community Wellbeing Team we organise dedicated activities to support older people including a variety of social exercise classes under the umbrella of the HI Rec Monday Club. Spring 2019 saw the launch of the HI Rec Sunshine Sports & Activity Club - a unique, fully accessible and inclusive sports and activities club. The Friends of the Rec have purchased the Village Community Trishaw which will provide rides for older residents.

Recreation – the Friends undertake a number of popular fundraising events to help develop facilities on the Recreation Ground and the Rec Play Area. Funds have been raised to provide a new quiet area on the Rec which includes restoration of the old Agricultural Pump.

Our community fundraising takes place throughout the year with a variety of different events such as the Impington 5k Running Festival in May, Flaming June Half Marathon in June, Strawberry 50 Cycle Event in September and, to round the year off, the Bonfire Burn 10k in November - all now well established and highly popular on local event calendars. The Friends are always keen to innovate with new event ideas.

Don’t Miss Our Next Exciting Events !
See Events for more details.

Sunday 1 September 2019: Strawberry 50 Cycling Event
Hoorah! – the Strawberry 50 Cycle Event is back again in 2019 😎 ! It’s a fun and relaxed way to enjoy cycling along the country roads of south west Cambridgeshire with 3 courses: a longer 55-mile route, a 28-mile route and a shorter family-friendly 12-mile version (see below). Full details under Events.
This year we have an exciting new 12 mile (20km) route of discovery around Cambridge for young and old with plenty of places to stop en route! See Strawberry 12 Cycle Ride

Friday 11 October 2019 – Quiz Night!
It’s the Friends of the Rec’s October Quiz for a fun evening at the Rec Centre. Teams of up to 6 are welcome. £8 per person which includes a jacket potato with filling. Bring your own drink.

Sunday 3 November 2019 – Bonfire Burn 10K
The Bonfire Burn 10K has become an established late Autumn favourite with around 1,000 runners but still retaining a real village community event atmosphere. Book here: Bonfire Burn 10K Registration.